Staying Positive in These Times

Irma McCullen

Well, the term is flying by and while the world looks very different now to when term started, I am happy to say Walk to School Wednesday has not been impacted. We have had two weeks of this wonderful initiative and while we have yet to survey numbers, it's clear parents are supporting their children to take part.

Our school leaders happily greet students at the gate, giving them positive reinforcement and a raffle ticket that they can put in the draw for great spot prizes. With all going on in the world with Covid-19, it's great to focus on the positive things we can do. For the kids still coming to school, it's a good morale boost!

More exciting is the package that arrived today with prizes we will be giving out in the next couple weeks. A few lucky students will be with winning umbrellas, water bottles, tattoos, badges or even a back pack!!

On Friday during our PA assembly, we will be acknowledging and celebrating our Bronze Status as the sticker is placed on the sign. This will be great motivation as we strive for Silver.

While things may be a little uncertain right now, it's good knowing Piara Waters Primary students are,making good choices for their health and environment.

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James (Your Move)

Thanks Irma for your positive ray of sunshine! I'm interested and happy to hear that families have not been put off - have you reassured them with a policy on social distancing for the students that are meeting and greeting? Make sure you give us an update on your celebration of Bronze ceremony after Friday!

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James (Your Move)

By the way, although your Walk to School Wednesday has already been allocated points for this term, this story received 10 bonus points for being very 'read-worthy'!

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Hi Irma, Thanks for your heart warming take on what is a challenging time for all of us. Great to hear Walk to School Wednesday wasnt greatly impacted. Heres hoping that by all working together and supporting each other, we can all get our lives back to (some sort of) normal and kids can again take part in 'Walk to School Wednesday' as soon as possible.

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